As many locals drive through the streets the destructive impact of Cyclone Marcia can still be found as the community continues to rebuild.

Rebuilding can be a lengthy process but for those facing financial hardships and needing some household essentials to get through, Vinnies is here to help.

Vinnies Rockhampton Diocese President Mike Ryan said that they had filled more than 30 disaster claims for essential item assistance to those impacted.

"We encourage anyone who has been impacted and is trying to rebuild, is waiting for insurances to be sorted, or simply facing financial hardship to contact us.

"Thanks to the generosity of donors, including a lump sum from the State Government, we are able to provide the financial hand up to our community.

"The most needed items are white goods followed by other basics like beds, mattresses, bedding and lounges.

"We’ve prioritised those who urgently needed fridges as they had special medications that required refrigeration.

"Vinnies is here to help, as a stop gap so people don’t go without during this time of rebuilding.

"When the cyclone hit, we were all caught off guard because the last cyclone was more than fifty years ago.

"In the days following the cyclone we helped up to 60 families each day with basic food essentials as we waited for power to return. Now we can help with the big ticket items that will give a hand up during this stressful time.

"Our community is strong and we are proud to be able to be part of the rebuilding process."

Anyone in the affected areas that need assistance can phone 1300 633 343 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.